_ 2018 Corn Festival
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The Lions Club has added a new venue this year in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the Morganfield Lions Club and the 45th Corn Fesrtival. Kids' World is a way to give back in a small way to the community that supports the Lions Club year after year. Bring your kids to visit the free petting zoo, request specific animal and other configurations of balloons by The Balloon Guy and then receive goody bags donated by Alliance Coal for anyone who has their vision checked by UCHS volunteers free.

The flyer displayed below shows the times that you can pet the animals, get a balloon or get your eyes screened. Thank one of the three candidates who are sponsoring the Petting Zoo; Paul Monsour candidate for City Council, Jim Rickets candidate for Magistrate District 3 and Garrick Thompson candidate for Union County Clerk.

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BAIRD'S PETTING ZOO


Contact: (270) 832-6094


THE BALLOON GUY

Contact: (270) 832-6094

KID'S WORLD

Petting Zoo

Pony Rides

The Balloon Guy

Vision Screening

Contact: (270) 832-6094


VISION SCREENING

Vision Camera

Contact: (270) 832-6094


GAMES

Variety
Jump Rope Contests
Corn Hole

Contact: (270) 832-6094

Featured Entertainment

GlasTone at the Court House from noon until start of Parade

GlasTone

The Morganfield Lions Club welcomes back the GlasTone for entertainment at the Court House at noon prior to parade!

GlasTone is a diverse group that performs a wide variety of music. Whether you are a fan of classic rock, funk, soul, and country the band has what you need. GlasTone specializes in serious fun and entertainment for all bar scenes, private parties, weddings, festivals, and corporate functions. GlasTone delivers an energetic live dance band experience. Their goal is to have you out on the dance floor!

Kentucky Gentlemen 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Renaissance Stage

The Kentucky Gentlemen

Added new musical event this year. The Kentucky Gentlemen will perform in front of Court House from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. This event is being provided by the Morganfield Lions Club for early arrivers for Corn Festival Parade. Come early and enjoy the music. Click here to visit their web site. to sample their music before the Corn Festival.

Twin brothers Derek and Brandon Campbell bring the soulful country sound that rise from the hills of their Versailles, KY hometown. "Forcing" friends and family to join them with their living room performances since age 6; at age 19 they packed their saddles and headed south to Nashville, Tennessee. Since then, it's been nothing short of writing with other talented, strong writers, traveling and playing hundreds of shows. The young men have been galloping uphill since 2013 and it looks as if nothing can keep The Kentucky Gentlemen from chasing the sun.

The Springs 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Renaissance Stage

The Springs

The Springs Band will be the featured band scheduled to play from 6:00 p.m. until ??

What do you get when you pair Stewart Halcomb and Holly Helms together? Along with tight harmonies, sure-footed songwriting direction, high energy shows, authenticity, and undeniable chemistry, you ultimately get - The Springs. At just 26 and 28, the driven pair is carving out a place of longevity in Music City. Featuring both male and female vocals, The Springs come packed with an always growing fan base. The versatile multi-award winning duo delivers Country, Southern Rock, Pop, and traditional favorites, offering something for the whole family.

Holly made it to the third round of the preliminaries of NBC’s “The Voice, while Stewart brought several impressive awards to the table. The future duo began co-writing, and both approached their music with a “live life to the fullest” outlook. Sparks flew between the two, and it became certain that their chemistry onstage and offstage set them apart in a large pool of aspiring artists. They began working with Rick Barker, who managed Taylor Swift when she got her record deal. Barker witnessed their unwavering work ethic and their obvious connection. Subsequently he encouraged them to work as a team. From taking his advice and following his model, they continue to watch their careers flourish.

Their faith, individuality and unwavering work ethic, positively places them in a league of their own in the midst of an ever competitive industry. They believe in family-friendly shows and their songs reflect those values. The standout duo has tirelessly performed over 500 shows, while personally engaging with their audiences.As their careers continue to rise, they remember where they came from. They’re just doing what they love and loving what they do…..and they’re inviting everyone along for the ride.

Click Here to download their music.

Information

The Morganfield Lions Club Information Booth will be located near the stage again this year.


If your organization would like to provide volunteers to assist Lions Club members during the Corn Festival, contact any member for an assignment.


Click Here to print a Parade Application for 2018.


Vendor Information

Current vendors should have received a letter from Ruth Jones, our indispensible vendor relations representative, during May. If you have not received a letter you can print an application and mail it to the attention of Ruth Jones.


Click Here to print Page 1 of the For Profit Application.

Click Here to print Page 2 of the For Profit Application.

Click Here to print Page 1 of the Non Profit Application.

Click Here to print Page 2 of the Non Profit Application.

Click Here to print a Letter from the Health Department.

Click Here to print a Letter from the Morganfield Fire Department.

Click Here to print a Letter to the Vendor from the Morganfield Lions Club.


Vendor booth prices have not changed this year.


Court Street Vendors

Court Street Vendors

Sponsors and Advertisers

The Festival Guide is published on the Friday before Labor Day week end so that festival goers see what events are scheduled and who our supporters are.


Existing advertisers will receive a letter in May inviting you to place an ad again in the guide.
Event Sponsors will be contacted by a Lions Club member to renew a sponsorship for a specific event or particpate as a Platinum, Gold or Silver sponsorship. We also look to local organizations to sponsor the Parade, bands and the Carnival.


Volleyball

Riverview sponsors 2018 Volleyball Tournament again.


If your organization would like to provide volunteers to assist Lions Club members during the Corn Festival, contact any member for an assignment.


Click Here to print Volleyball Brochure for 2018.

Vollyball Tournaments were cancelled dlue to inclement weather

Hopefully the weather will cooperate next year.


Basketball Contests Sponsored by cPlant

Current vendors should have received a letter from Ruth Jones, our indispensible vendor relations representative, during May. If you have not received a letter you can print an application and mail it to the attention of Ruth Jones.

Basketball Contests were cancelled due to rain and wind. See you next year.


A link will be provided by cPlant to explain 3-Point Shooting Contest and Free Throw Shooting contests to be held this year.



CROSSFIT

Crossfit will sponsor contests of strength and agility at the 2018 Corn Festival


Look for information that will be posted prior to festival.
Come back often for new information.


Cruise In Route 56 Car Show

14th Annual Cruise In Route 56 Car Show will be held on September 8, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. at the Union County Courthouse Square. No Entry Fee! Food and Drinks by the Rotary Club.

View Cruise In Flyer.







Pageants and Talent Contest

Click Here to print Miss Corn Festival application for 2018.

Click Here to print Miss Teen Corn Festival application for 2018.

Click Here to print Little Mister/Miss or Miss Pre-Teen application for 2018.

Click Here to print Baby Contest application for 2018.

Click Here to print Talent Show Entry Form for 2018.


Miss Corn Festival – Cassidy Hagan, daughter of Travis Hagan & Jeannie Floyd, of Uniontown
Miss Corn Festival – 1st runner up, Aubrey Mills, daughter of Berri & Johnny Simpson, of Morganfield
Miss Corn Festival – 2nd runner up, Emma Sprague, daughter of Andy Sprague and Kelly Willett, of Morganfield

Miss Teen Corn Festival – Samantha Henshaw, daughter of Travis and RheaAnn Henshaw, of Sturgis
Miss Teen Corn Festival – 1st runner up, Grace Holloran, daughter of Bill Holloran & Grace Holloran, of Sturgis
Miss Teen Corn Festival – 2nd runner up, Grace Gough, daughter of Craig & Cindy Gough, of Morganfield

Miss Pre-Teen Corn Festival - Kenley Clark
Little Miss Corn Festival – Aria Brummett
Little Mister Corn Festival - Parker Day


2018 Baby Contest Winners
Girls 6 - 11 MonthBoys 6 - 11 MonthGirls 12 -17Boys 12 - 17Girls 18 - 23Boys 18 - 23Girls 2 YearBoys 2 Year
1stHarper GrantJaivion ElamLaken WeddingGriffin CaudillJentry WrightEaston BrummettBella AnnWyatt Septer
2ndJersey WoetenLane WareHattie DanhauerJaxson ShouseHarper MillikanTucker CrumpHalle Waggener
3rdAlyric FletcherWren WilliamsSophia FieldsKyler OliverBriley FulkersonBennie Curtis

Schedule of Events
Thursday
11:00 a.m. Food Booths and Crafts Open for Lunch
4:00 p.m. The Balloon Guy until 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Vision Screening until 8:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Baird's Petting Zoo and Pony Rides until Closing
4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens (half price bracelet night) Sponsored by Morganfield Lions Club
5:00 p.m. National Anthem Opens Festival – sung by Lauren Beauchamp at Renaissance Stage
5:00 p.m. Presentation of Colors by American Legion Post #48
5:00 p.m. Sand Volleyball Tournament – Sign in- 4:30 p.m. Morganfield Park
- Sponsored by River View Coal, LLC
5:00 p.m. Three Point Contest – Sign in- 4:30 p.m. Morganfield Park
- Sponsored by CPlant Federal Credit Union
5:00 p.m. Free Throw Contest – Sign in- 4:30 p.m. Morganfield Park
- Sponsored by CPlant Federal Credit Union
5:30 p.m. Miss Teen Pageant - Tessa Gough
6:00 p.m. YMCA Corn Festival 5K Race o Hwy 56- Front of Courthouse
6:30 p.m. Miss Corn Festival Pageant - Tessa Gough
Friday
8:00 a.m. Food and Craft Booths Open
9:00 a.m. BINGO - sponsored by Old National Bank
4:00 p.m. The Balloon Guy until 6:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Vision Screening until 8:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. Baird's Petting Zoo and Pony Rides until Closing
4:00 p.m. Little Mr and MIss Pageant - Jona Moore
4:30 p.m. Carnival Opens
4:45 p.m. United Way Campaign Kick-Off
5:00 p.m. Miss Pre-Teen Pageant - Jona Moore
6:00 p.m. Cross Fit Competition at Kemper CPA Parking Lot
7:00 p.m. Talent Show on Stage - Renaissance Stage
Saturday
9:00 a.m. Baby Contest - Mary Heppler
9:00 a.m. 4th Annual Corn Hole Tournament, sponsored by Morganfield Fire Department
10:00 p.m. The Balloon Guy until Noon
10:00 p.m. Vision Screening until 2:00 p.m.
10:00 p.m. Baird's Petting Zoo and Pony Rides until Closing
10:00 a.m. Cheer and Dance Competition at Courthouse – Ms. Lori at YMCA
11:00 a.m. Carnival Opens
Noon GlasTone at the Court House
2:00 p.m. 45th Annual Corn Festival Parade Starts along Hwy 56
4:00 p.m. The Kentucky Gentlemen at Renaissance Center
6:00 p.m. The Springs at Renaissance Center